National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Notice of public meeting.
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Research Steering Committee in May, 2002. Recommendations from the committee will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
The meeting will held on Thursday, May 23, 2002, at 9:30 a.m.
The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Colonial Hotel, 427 Walnut Street, Wakefield, MA 01880; telephone: (781) 245-9300.
Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; (978) 465-0492.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On the agenda will be an update and discussion on a pilot program for a New England industry-based survey; a review and discussion of habitat research and data needs and development of a strategy to address those issues related to management needs; development of a Start Printed Page 31281long-range plan for fisheries research; review of comments on efforts by NMFS to expedite and clarify procedures related to their Experimental Fisheries Program.
Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to take final action to address the emergency.
This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting dates.Start Signature
Dated: May 6, 2002.
Richard W. Surdi,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 02-11633 Filed 5-8-02; 8:45 am]
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